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University of Helsinki HSG

Helsinki Stickleback Group


Contact information:

Ulrika Candolin
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
(P.O. Box 65)
00014 University of Helsinki

Click here if you want to visit the new established Uppsala group.

Department of Ecology and Evolution, Limnology
Husargatan 3
Box 573
SE-75 123 Uppsala
phone: ++46 (0) 18 471 2701 (office)
telefax: ++46 (0) 18-53 11 34

Publications 2000-2007

Candolin U. and Heuschele J. 2008. Is sexual selection beneficial during adaptation to environmental change? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23. 446-452

Wong, B.B.M., Candolin, U. & Lindström, K. 2007. Environmental deterioration compromises socially-enforced signals of male quality in three-spined sticklebacks - American Naturalist. 170, 184-189.

Heuschele J., Candolin U. 2007. An increase in pH boosts olfactory communication in sticklebacks. Biology Letters 3, 411-413

Candolin, U. & Wong, B.B.M. In press. Mate choice. In: Fish Behaviour (edited by Magnhagen, C., Braithwaite, V. A., Forsgren E. & Kapoor, B. G.). Science Publishers Inc.

Candolin, U., Salesto, T. and Evers, M. 2007. Changed environmental conditions weaken sexual selection in sticklebacks. - Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20, 233-239.

Engström-Öst, J. & Candolin, U. 2007. Human induced water turbidity alters selection on sexual displays in sticklebacks – Behavioral Ecology 18, 393-398.

Engström-Öst, J., Immonen, E., Candolin, U. & Mattila, J. 2007. The indirect effects of eutrophication on habitat choice and survival of fish larvae in the Baltic Sea. - Marine Biology 151, 393-400.

Candolin, U. & Salesto, T. 2006. The effects of vegetation cover on nesting behaviour of sticklebacks. – Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 59, 689-693. - pdf

Wong, B.B.M. & Candolin, U. 2005. How is female mate choice affected by male competition? – Biological Reviews 80, 559-571. - pdf

Candolin, U. 2005. Why do multiple traits determine mating success? Differential use in female choice and male competition in a water boatman. - Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 272, 47-52. - pdf

Candolin, U. 2004. Opposing selection on a sexually dimorphic trait through female choice and male competition in a water boatman - Evolution 58, 1861-1864. - pdf

Candolin, U. 2004. Effects of algae cover on egg acquisition in male three-spined stickleback. – Behaviour 141, 1389-1399 - pdf

Candolin, U. 2003. The use of multiple cues in mate choice. - Biological Reviews 78, 575-595.  - pdf

Candolin, U & Voigt, H.-R. 2003. Size-dependent selection on arrival times in sticklebacks: why small males arrive first. - Evolution  57, 862-871.  - pdf

Candolin, U & Voigt, H.-R. 2003. Do changes in risk-taking affect habitat shifts of sticklebacks? - Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 55, 42-49. - pdf

Candolin, U & Reynolds, J.D. 2002. Adjustments of ejaculation rates in response to risk of sperm competition in a fish, the bitterling (Rhodeus sericeus) – Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 269, 1549-1553. - pdf

Candolin, U. & Reynolds, J.D. 2002. Why do males tolerate sneakers? Tests with the European bitterling, Rhodeus sericeus. - Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 51,146-152.  - pdf

Candolin, U. & Voigt, H.-R. 2001. Correlation between male size and territory quality: consequence of male competition or predation risk? – Oikos 95,225-230. - pdf

Candolin, U. & Voigt, H.-R. 2001. No effect of a parasite on reproduction in stickleback males: a laboratory artefact? – Parasitology 122,457-464. - pdf

Candolin, U. & Reynolds J.D. 2001. Sexual signaling in the European bitterling: females learn the truth by direct inspection of the resource. - Behavioral Ecology 12, 407-411. - pdf

Candolin, U. 2000. Changes in expression and honesty of sexual signalling over the reproductive lifetime of sticklebacks. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 267, 2425-2430. - pdf

Candolin, U. 2000. Male-male competition ensures honest signaling of male parental ability in the three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus. - Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 49, 57-61. - pdf

Candolin, U. 2000. Increased signalling effort when survival prospects decrease: male-male competition ensures honesty - Animal Behaviour 60: 417-422. - pdf